Macau Police Officers Detained over Casino Junket Extortion Claims
Macau authorities intelligence officers were arrested for presumably operating casino extortion racket focusing on VIP junket operators which are known to be working together with a major gambling venue in the Chinese administrative area, neighborhood news reported on Friday.
Based on reports, 12 officers from the intelligence that is criminal of Macau’s Public Security Police had been arrested during Thursday raids. And it appears that some of these detained have been keeping posts that are senior the force for over 10 years.
The extortion racket had been run for quite a while and had presumably targeted several VIP junket operators working with one of the major casinos within the popular gambling hub. Broadly speaking, gambling venues hire junket companies to attract high roller players from Mainland China and the Asia-Pacific area also to attract them to Macau.
An unnamed source stated that an extortion racket was run by the arrested officers in addition they demanded money in one or a few junket businesses operating within the casino. In line with the source, how much money those mixed up in racket had gathered wouldn’t be ‘inconsiderable.’
The investigation has been led by the town’s Judiciary Police and the officers were detained soon after Alan Ho’s test for managing a prostitution racket inside resort Lisboa began. Ho, regarded as the nephew of casino mogul Stanley Ho, had been arrested at the beginning of 2015.